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The Resource Society and death in ancient Egypt : mortuary landscapes of the Middle Kingdom, Janet Richards

Society and death in ancient Egypt : mortuary landscapes of the Middle Kingdom, Janet Richards

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Society and death in ancient Egypt : mortuary landscapes of the Middle Kingdom
Title
Society and death in ancient Egypt
Title remainder
mortuary landscapes of the Middle Kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Janet Richards
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Society and Death in Ancient Egypt, Janet Richards considers social stratification in Middle Kingdom Egypt, taking as the point of departure the assumption that a "middle class" arose during this period. By focusing on the entire range of mortuary behavior, rather than on elite remains, she shows how social and political processes can be reconstructed. Richards demonstrates that the roots of the middle class can be traced to the later Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period. Combining information from excavations, ancient Egyptian texts, and decorative reliefs and statuary, the book weaves together a wide variety of sources that aid us in understanding how Middle Kingdom Egyptians thought about society and death and how their practices and landscapes relating to death reveal information about the living society."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richards, Janet E
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT62.T6
LC item number
R53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tombs
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Society and death in ancient Egypt : mortuary landscapes of the Middle Kingdom, Janet Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Social differentiation and the notion of class.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Egyptian society through text and image.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Society, settlement, and votive behavior.
  • p. 32
  • 4.
  • People, death, and the "tomb problem" in Egypt.
  • p. 49
  • 5.
  • Mortuary landscapes in the Middle Kingdom : belief and practice.
  • p. 75
  • 6.
  • Burial at the center : Haraga and Rigga.
  • p. 88
  • 7.
  • Cemeteries past, present, and provincial : Abydos.
  • p. 125
  • Conclusion. The Egyptian Nile Valley in the Middle Kingdom : history, politics, and society.
  • p. 173
  • App.
  • Abydos North Cemetery project 1988 : Middle Kingdom burials.
  • p. 181
Control code
l70015809388
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 245 p.
Isbn
9780521840330
Lccn
2004045884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Society and death in ancient Egypt : mortuary landscapes of the Middle Kingdom, Janet Richards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Social differentiation and the notion of class.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Egyptian society through text and image.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Society, settlement, and votive behavior.
  • p. 32
  • 4.
  • People, death, and the "tomb problem" in Egypt.
  • p. 49
  • 5.
  • Mortuary landscapes in the Middle Kingdom : belief and practice.
  • p. 75
  • 6.
  • Burial at the center : Haraga and Rigga.
  • p. 88
  • 7.
  • Cemeteries past, present, and provincial : Abydos.
  • p. 125
  • Conclusion. The Egyptian Nile Valley in the Middle Kingdom : history, politics, and society.
  • p. 173
  • App.
  • Abydos North Cemetery project 1988 : Middle Kingdom burials.
  • p. 181
Control code
l70015809388
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 245 p.
Isbn
9780521840330
Lccn
2004045884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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